Video Game: Full Tilt! Pinball
aka: Space Cadet
The original version of "Space Cadet", before Microsoft's cosmetic makeover.Full Tilt! Pinball
was a pinball computer game
for the Microsoft Windows PC
and Apple Macintosh
. It was developed by Cinematronics, and published by Maxis in 1995.
Similar to Last Gladiators, Super Pinball: Behind The Mask, Golden Logres,
or the Pro Pinball
series, the games are presented as pre-rendered playfields with a single fixed camera, providing for fast gameplay even on low-end machines. The game consisted of three separate tables:
- "Dragon's Keep"
- "Space Cadet"
A visually-tweaked version of "Space Cadet" (Official title: 3D Pinball for Windows – Space Cadet
) was included with consumer copies of Microsoft Windows
, starting with the Windows 95 Plus! pack up to Windows XP. The practice ended with the release of Windows Vista when the 32-bit game could not be ported over to Vista's 64-bit architecture.
The Windows version of Full Tilt! Pinball
was originally released as shareware, supporting one player with a resolution of 640 ×480; the full version added 800 × 600 and 1024 × 768 resolutions and allowed up to four players to compete. Of the games themselves, "Space Cadet" is considered the simplest and easiest, while "Skulduggery" and "Dragon's Keep" offered faster gameplay and greater challenges.
A sequel, Full Tilt! Pinball 2
, was released in 1996.
Full Tilt! Pinball demonstrates the following tropes: